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ANNIE Z. WANG

Architecture Portfolio Selected Works University of Waterloo Fall 2019


Hi! My name is Annie and I am a fourth year student at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. My passion for architecture initiated from my inherent love for art and demand for logic. Through my educational and professional experiences, I strive to further decode the ways that architecture may evoke emotion, spark curiosity and improve our everyday lives. In my designs, I hope to inspire people to take a piece of my personal insight, creativity and culture to incorporate into their own lives. Please enjoy my selected works!

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ANNIE Z. WANG


WORK EXPERIENCE

B+H Architects Toronto

Haute Architecture New York

May 2018 - Aug 2018 + Residential Townhouses, Manhattan - Schematic designs proposing solutions to maximize circulation, storage and space and regular client presentations + Private Penthouse Suite, Manhattan - Developed feature glass stair design in corrdination with structural engineers and glass fabricators

MORE Architecture Shanghai

Sept 2017 - Dec 2017 + Oriente Financial Technology Office Interior, Shanghai - Designed agile schemes for creative start-up office from SD to mid-construction + Beijing Design Week Conceptual Model - Parti model for Beijing’s famous art district, 798 + Nanjing Sifang Parkland Entrance Pavilion - Development of two schemes

Stantec Toronto

2015 - 2020 + Fourth year abroad term in Rome studying European architecture and context + Candidate for Bachelor of Architectural Studies, Honours Co-op + President’s International Experience Award - 2017, 2018 + President’s Scholarship of Distinction 2015 + McPhie Family Architecture Scholarship - 2015

SKILLS

University of Waterloo Rome, Italy (Current) Cambridge, Ontario

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017 + Brockville General Hospital Construction Documents + IKEA Quebec Construction Administration

+ Digital - Rhinoceros - Revit - AutoCAD - Sketchup

OTHER

EDUCATION

Jan 2019 - Aug 2019 + UNITED Mixed Use Heritage Tower, Downtown Toronto - Design development trials as per requirements of the city, heritage department and client + Mixed Use Hub, Ottawa - Schematic redesign featuring two residential towers and one office tower adjacent to a new light rail station + Canadian Pavilion Competition for Dubai Expo 2020 - Concept development

- Fluent in English and Mandarin - Drawing, painting, sculpture-making - Cooking

- V-Ray - Grasshopper - Houdini - Microsoft Office

- Photoshop - Illustrator - Indesign - Premiere Pro

+ Analog - Hand Drafting - Model Making - Architectural Sketching

+ Digital Fabrication - Laser Cutting - 3D Printing - CNC

-Running - Travel

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haute architecture dpc 134 w 29th street 806 new york ny 10001 +1 212 695 9638 haute-architecture.com

To whom it may concern,

Herewith we confirm that Annie Wang worked as an architectural intern with Haute Architecture DPC from May 14th, 2018 to August 24th, 2018. 12th september 2018

Letter of Reference

During her internship, she worked as a team member on projects of varying scale and size. The project scales ranged from custom furniture pieces to a townhouse project in Chelsea, NY and a 12,000 sft private residence in Midtown. From interior alterations to additions, Annie gained experience in all the architectural design phases: concept, schematic design, design development, and construction documents. She supported the senior staff of the firm and was able to enhance her knowledge base, especially on the interior fit-out of residences. With her exposure to architectural planning in New York, Annie familiarized herself quickly with the required software and skills required. She excelled in every aspect of her work, including architectural drawings, and 3D graphics. Annie carried out every aspect of her given tasks to a high standard. We and our clients valued her professionalism. Her team spirit and positive attitude resonated among her team members. At the end of her internship, Annie left Haute Architecture to continue her studies in Canada. We wish her all the best for her future professional career. Should you have any questions in regards to Mrs. Wang’s employment, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely,

Annie, Lo ; R.A.

Torsten Schlauersbach,

aia, principal

intl. assoc. aia, Principal

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Responding to Densification and Diversification

OFF ON A TANGENT................22

Re-envisioning a Historical Typology

THE MERIDIAN..........................18

WEAVING THE FABRIC.............8

CONTENTS

Regenerative Mixed Use


Marshy Aquatic Center

OTHER WORKS.........................44

BETWEEN LAND & WATER.......36

MARSH MEADOWS..................30

Flood Resilient Island Masterplan

Professional Works & Architectural Oil Paintings

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3b elective studio

WEAVING THE FABRIC Re-envisioning a historical typology Within the busy fabric of Beijing are inconspicuous pockets of courtyard houses along narrow laneways called Hutongs. These Hutongs, dating back to the 13th century, are an instant liberation from the city. Beijing, however, is facing a constant pressure to replace these historical communities with contemporary developments and most have already been demolished.

december 2018

Weaving the Fabric re-evaluates hutongs at its present scale to introduce new programmed structures that work symbiotically with the historic architecture while maintaining the gridded language of Siheyuan courtyards. The result is a circulatory yet programmatic system that introduces new planes and defines larger courtyards. The weaving nature of the new scheme provides opportunities to view and interact with hutong architecture from previously inaccessible perspectives. The traditionally private courtyard that housed daily rituals now expands to host rituals of the community. Preservation doesn’t always happen in imitation or replication – rather, preservation is about utilizing the artifact of the 13th century to educate on the value of tradition and the roots in which our current lifestyle is derived.

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Site Axonometric Ground Floor Levels Second Floor Levels Third Floor Levels 9


Nanluoguxiang Shijia

Liulichang

Hutongs are lined with courtyard houses (Siheyuan), characterized by their grey brick gates, stone tile roofs, and decorative gates.

Dashilan

Hanjia Water Bodies

Preservation Areas Railways Revitalized Hutongs Site of Interest ARCHITECTURE

Beijing Hutong Site Plan

Site Photo - Hutong Streetview

CULTURE

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Site Photo - Interweaving of Architecture and Nature


Siheyuan homes have an inherent modularity in their grid orientations. Replicating the dimensions and modulating them in new programs would maintain the historic language and scale.

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3.5m Hostel

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Calligraphy 4m Street Food Stall 6m

Teahouse

4m Gathering Spaces

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6m Hutong Modular Programs

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Ground Plane

Sky Plane

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Residential Courtyard

Roof Plane

Meditative Courtyard

Meditative Courtyard

Social Courtyard


Below Ground Levels Ground Floor Levels Second Floor Levels Third Floor Levels

Program Axonometric

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Ground Plane

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Roof Plane


Sky Plane

Plexiglass Model Photos

Site Section 15


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Section Through Social Courtyard

Section Through Residential Courtyard 17


3a design studio

PART 1: JANE & FINCH REDESIGN Towards a more pedestrian-friendly destination

february 2018

The popular Jane and Finch intersection in Toronto is dominated by low rise retail buildings and at grade parking. The future development of the Finch LRT will see an increase in pedestrian traffic. The connectivity of the site will require improvement, as there is increased demand for residential, community and employment facilities. This proposal creates a second ring of roads that act at a pedestrian friendly scale. New and relocated retail locations are distributed along this new ring road for convenience and bridge across the major streets to ease ground level traffic. Employment spaces are located centrally, adjacent to the main intersection and LRT stop. Responding to site context, a green belt links the hydro corridor north of the site and the ravine to the east, with scattered green pockets throughout. New residential developments take the form of stacked townhouses, mid-rise buildings as well as tower-podium buildings. These typologies provide a variety of residential units and retail units for large retailers and local businesses such those existing in the mall currently.

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The low rise plaza typology with parking lots covers three of the four quadrants

The high rise residential tower typology dominates the remaining

Surrounding site: Low rise ~5 storey apartments

Surrounding site: Two floor townhouses

Surrounding site: single family, duplex, and semi detached homes

Existing Site Axonometric and Typologies

Path to San Romanoway Apartment

Jane & Finch Mall

Main Intersection

NW Quadrant Gas Station 19


PROPOSED

Site Axonometric

Podium typology integrates retail under towers for a more intimate street-front

Proposed field diagram

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Towers densify residences and workspaces, foreseeing the increased traffic

Residential

Retail

Mid rise apartments mediate between high rises and bungalows

Employment

Stacked townhouses mediate between mid rises and bungalows

Community

Surrounding site: single family, duplex, and semi detached homes

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Vegetation Plan

Transit Plan

Parcel Plan

Topography Plan

Figure-Ground Plan

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PART 2: MIXED USE DESIGN Regenerative design in a diversifying neighbourhood

april 2018

The latter portion of the project on Jane and Finch is an architectural design of a single block in the masterplan intervention. The new designed block works to cater to all who may visit the site: adult learning center for students wishing to attain high school education; retail space relocated from the existing malls; offices for employment opportunities; mid-rise residential tower to accommodate the expected migration; and public green space. Reflecting the idea of regeneration, circular pedestrian and bike paths flow tangentially into the main block, piercing through and molding the built form. This creates various spatial conditions such as the central courtyard, but also smaller more intimate paths for retail storefronts. The relationship between humans, the architecture, and the compost system is strengthened and united through regeneration.

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Site Plan

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The community gardens take inspiration from the existing gardens at San Romanoway Apartments

The bike path connects the two blocks and revolves around the compost plant below the circular park.

Building Axonometric

The paths define the central circular courtyard where all the programs and demographics meet.

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Ground Floor Plan

-1 Floor Plan 26

Second Floor Plan


1. TRANSPORT

Compost shafts from the towers and courtyard bring waste to common location

2. MIX

Food and green waste are mixed to absorb moisture and add structure

3. SHRED Waste is shredded into similar size pieces for exposure to oxygen

4. AERATION & HEAT

South facing windows maximize solar gain to aid decomposition

5. MATURATION The mix is left in holding tanks for two weeks to a month

6. SCREEN Large pieces are removed

7. REGENERATION & REUSE Heat by-products undergo heat exchange to heat residences using active slabs. Compost is reused for the community garden and distributed to sell The Regenerative Process

Fifth Floor Plan

Tenth Floor Plan 27


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2b landscape studio

ONTARIO PLACE MASTERPLAN A resilient solution that embraces flooding In collaboration with Jason Wu Rising water levels have become increasingly problematic around Toronto’s Lake Ontario. Hard embankments along the shorelines lack adaptability, failing to allow Torontonians to experience the lake at an intimate level.

july 2017

The response is a reimagination of Ontario Place and the Toronto lake front in its floating oasis nature. The inland landscape becomes a tool that serves multipurposely: soft peaks of grass are built up to create wind and sound breaks from the nearby island airport while tapering channels are carved out to allow floodwaters to gradually creep into the island. Dynamic embankments with varying permeability are introduced, creating moments of aquatic experiences that adapt to changing water levels. The vision is to introduce Torontonians to the experiential possibilities that arise when the solid line between what is land and what is water is deconstructed.

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PROGRAM

LANDSCAPE

Active

Greenery

Cultural

Peaks

Tranquil

Channels

Site Axonometric 32


SECTIONAL CONDITIONS

trail.

Trail

Aquatic Path

Water Gardens

Arts and Culture Path

Landscape Integrated Pool 33


Cast plaster model with plexiglass, basswood and moss

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Millboard negative spaces layered cast

Raw plaster cast

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2b landscape studio

BETWEEN LAND AND WATER An exploration of when aquatic meets recreation

august 2017

The Ontario Place Aquatic Center, in coordination with the masterplan, is located on the designed disintegrating shoreline of the island. The concept of what is ‘land’ versus ‘water’ is challenged as island-like landforms extend out into the water. The building design also adopts this marshy quality, fluctuating between a state of emergence and submergence, adaptable to the lake’s water levels. The rectangular building forms are inspired by the landforms and serve to separate the programs. Individual blocks are pierced through by a corridor, introducing a circulation that passes through a series of thresholds. Between the program blocks are water channels that direct water inland for additional outdoor aquatic programs. The intent is to create a seamless divide whereby recreation and nature can coexist and intertwine.

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Program diagram

Building Axonometric

1. Utilize Landforms

2. Separate Programs

3. Adjust Block Size

4. Through Circulation

5. Establish Horizontality

6. Extend Outdoor Programs

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Exterior Perspective a. Entrance b. Cafe c. Change room d. Indoor pool e. Yoga room f. Training space g. Outdoor pool h. Boathouse i. Boat dock

j. Waiting room k. Educational space l. Event Space

Training Space

Pool Overlooking Layers of Water

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Sectional Perspective

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OTHER WORKS Academic, professional and personal works I began with the interest in art - a fascination in observation and the uniqueness in which one delivers artwork subjectively. No two people will document the same piece in the same manner. This holds true to design. The more I am exposed and experiencing design, the more I realize that the personal, academic and professional realm are interrelated. I am intrigued by the way that a design as light as fabric or as solid as stone can express the feelings, moods and mindset of the designer.

ongoing

The following is a journey into that subjectivity and the subtle ways that my personality is reflected through architecture.

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ACADEMIC

Aggregration| Cardstock

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Hillside Artist’s Residence| Millboard, Basswood


Micro Macro Collective | Affordable Housing

Waffle Wave | Grasshopper

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PROFESSIONAL

Anji Mountain Clubhouse SD

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New York Townhouse Stair Options


481 University Heritage Public Realm

Study Diagrams

Landscape Retrofit Shanghai SD

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PERSONAL

New York Public Library | Oil on Canvas

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Reflectio


ons| Oil on Canvas

Old Port Montreal | Oil on Canvas

Living Room

Basement Tea Bar

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THANK YOU! ANNIE Z. WANG t: 705.930.1838 e: anniezhaochengwang@gmail.com

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